Corinne Wasmuht | Supraflux Corinne Wasmuht
Kunsthalle Kiel | 15.2.–19.6.2014
February 15 – June 9, 2014
The Kunsthalle zu Kiel will start its exhibition program for 2014 with a presentation of works by the artist Corinne Wasmuht (b. 1964 in Dortmund). She is one of Germany’s leading female painters in contemporary art. The exhibition comprises artworks from 1989 to the present, ranging from her early structural paintings with their seemingly microscopic vision through to a painting she only just recently completed. This painting covers a whole wall and is being shown to the public for the first time in the framework of the solo exhibition.Corinne Wasmuht's art is characterized by a multi-layered and meticulous painting style as well as intensity of color. In her large-format oil paintings she constructs spatial structures and multi-tiered expanses based on superimposition and repetition. Single fragments remain figurative while others are in stages of dissolution through to abstraction. With the reduplication and overlapping of pictorial perspectives as well as by merging structures, the paintings evoke the impression of breathtaking speed and radiant color.Corinne Wasmuht’s numerous paper collages too reveal her exploratory bent in art. These works make up part of Corinne Wasmuht’s image archive, which contains illustrations from magazines and journals, brochures, and other printed items. The works on paper and their thematic compilation under keywords such as “astronaut”, “water” or “explosions” evidence yet again the artist’s elementary interest in visual structures and the scope and wealth of her power of association. A selection of these collages will likewise make up part of the exhibition.
A catalogue has been published in conjunction with the exhibition